Awesome mother-in-law gift ideas for the toughest person on your list because, damn, she has good taste.

If a mother-in-law isn’t the hardest person to shop for, then we don’t know who is. Especially when she’s got amazing taste and some trinket from the card store just won’t do.

So we’ve put together some of the coolest, most chic mother-in-law gifts — that are also great for aunts, godmothers, and grandmothers, by the way. You might even want some of these yourself! We know we do.

We are overjoyed to bring you this guide to gifts for some of the special women on behalf of our sponsor To The Market, one of our all-time favorite shops.

They offer a beautifully curated array of handmade goods from around the world that create meaningful change in the lives of so many women. Let’s just say the selection at¬†To The Market truly defines “gifts that give back.” You can even search the site by cause you want to support so you know exactly the kind of impact you’re making.


And really, is there a woman on your list who wouldn’t appreciate a gift that also does good for someone else? Exactly. That’s why we’re delighted to include some of our favorite picks from the shop throughout our guide.

Bonus: Use code COOL10 for $10 off all To the Market exclusives (like this clutch) when you spend $30. Yay!

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This guide is sponsored by To the Market, a shop we’ve always been thrilled to support. All picks have been editorially determined by our staff.¬†CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate.¬†

All discount codes good through 12/31/17


Silver Paper Beaded Clutch

Like all the handcrafted gifts at To The Market, these are ethically made with real social impact. This stunning clutch helps provide Ugandan artisans’ families with¬†housing, education, food, and medical treatment making it that much more special. And if silver isn’t your bag (ha), find it in pink, marigold, indigo, pink and and a stunning lapis.

$50, To the Market
Use code COOL10 for $10 off all To the Market exclusives (like this clutch) when you spend $30.


$165, Coach


Rainbow Umbrella

There’s just something so lovely about looking up and seeing a rainbow in any storm.

$29.99, Always Fits


Mixed Eucalyptus Wreath

If she’s more shabby chic than 5th Avenue, this wreath will be such a welcome gift every time she passes by it.

$65, Food 52 Provisions


Oversize Faux Fur Wrap

In black, navy, or brown, this is a wrap that just calls for a night on the town to go with it.

$69.95, Nordstrom


3-month Gourmet Macaron Subscription

We fell in love with Dana’s Bakery this year after a generous friend sent over a dozen. She can expect outrageous flavors like Birthday Cake, Thin Mint, Cafe Mocha and Red Velvet. Oof.

$153, Dana’s Bakery


Crazy Good Cheer Old Fashioned Tumblers

If she imbibes, this is a lovely way to toast the holidays — hopefully together.

$40/ set of 4, Neiman-Marcus


Handwoven Natural Throw

It’s not only a thoughtful, beautiful way to warm up a room in winter, but your purchase supports artisans and their families through the work of All Living Threads Co.

$120, To The Market
Use code COOL10 for $10 off all To the Market exclusives when you spend $30.


Colorful Backgammon Set

Even if you don’t play, wouldn’t you love to just stare at this on a coffee table all day? (Though seriously, you should play.)

$89 ($80 for members), MoMA Store


Vosges Holiday Chocolate Collection

How many ways can we say “yes, please!”

$50, Neiman Marcus


Gardenia Soy Wax Candle

If you’re looking for a mother-in-law gift that’s more of a small token, this all-natural candle is perfection. Your purchase provides employment to women survivors of human trafficking who are rebuilding their lives through gainful employment. In fact, buy a whole bunch. Can you ever have too many amazing scented candles?

$25, To The Market
Use code COOL10 for $10 off all To the Market exclusives when you spend $30.


Tina Frey Resin Salad Servers

If she’s the entertainer of the family, these festive serving utensils will brighten any holiday table.

$56 on sale, Horne


Handcrafted Beaded Necklace

When it comes to 99% of the women on your list, you can never go wrong with jewelry.
This is the kind of statement piece that looks good on absolutely any woman, whatever her style.

$85, To the Market
Use code COOL10 for $10 off all To the Market exclusives when you spend $30.


Custom Home Ornament

Personalize this handmade ceramic and wood ornament with a family name and year. So special.

$68, Paloma’s Nest


Jo Malone London Cologne Collection

If fragrance is her thing, you can never go long with Jo Malone’s sophisticated UK-made scent collection including favorites like English Pear & Freesia, and Nectarine Blossom & Honey.

$115, Nordstrom